Since 1992, HOPE VI has employed a strategy of improving both individual lives and communities through creation of mixed-income communities. HOPE VI enables the demolition and physical rebuilding of severely distressed public housing with provision of services aimed at improving the life chances of residents in the context of market rate developments. While studies have shown that the impacts of HOPE VI individual projects have been somewhat mixed, the overall outcome has shown that it has been effective at eradicating concentrations of poverty, improving residents' quality of life, and driving neighborhood renewal. Building upon the experience of HOPE VI, HUD has introduced the Choice Neighborhoods initiative to reach beyond individual public housing redevelopment to neighborhood transformation.
This forum will examine, from the researcher and practitioner perspectives, the impact of HOPE VI on residents, developments, and neighborhoods. The forum will provide attendees with an understanding of how HOPE VI and Choice Neighborhoods can benefit community revitalization efforts.
March 16, 2011
L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, D.C. 20024
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